A bad word!
(J. A. James, "The Young Man's Friend
and Guide Through Life to Immortality")
"We may throw the dice, but the Lord
determines how they fall." Proverbs 16:33
"Luck!" There is no such thing in our world,
none in nature, none in human affairs.
Luck means that an event has no cause at all.
It is a bad word--a heathen term. Drop it from
your vocabulary! Trust nothing to luck, and
expect nothing from it. Avoid all practical
dependence upon it or its kindred words . . .
Never forget your dependence upon God. He can
exalt you to prosperity--or sink you into the lowest
depth of adversity. He can make everything to which
you set your hand to prosper--or to fail. Devoutly
acknowledge this. Abhor the atheism that shuts
God out of His own world!